Gilat Satcom has announced that – together with Tvinci, the Pay OTT video platform provider, – it will offer, for the first time, a full duplex satellite-based OTT TV solution. Launched at AfricaCom, the solution utilises Gilat Satcom’s satellite-based connectivity services and Tvinci’s pay OTT platform to deliver accessible OTT TV content across PC, Connected TV, STB, tablet, and smartphone, to global regions in which broadband connectivity is low.
“Our mission was to bring connectivity to customers operating beyond the reach of traditional telecommunications,” said Dan Winter, CEO, Gilat Satcom. “Via the exciting combination of Tvinci’s cross-device technology and our extensive global satellite coverage, this ground-breaking project enables, for the first time, the delivery of OTT video to multiple regions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, where broadband connectivity is currently less available.”
The Tvinci and Gilat combined solution uses satellite communication to deliver video to edge points before being pushed to end-devices Over-the-Top. This enables viewers to consume pay-OTT content such as Hollywood movies and popular TV series across PCs, tablets and smartphones.